Saturday, 31 October 2015

SEIZE THE MOMENT: Emerging Nigerian Leaders

When last did you speak to someone about becoming great in the tomorrow of your life? When last did you fantasize, blow up plenty air into your imaginations and reassure yourself that you’re born to make a difference? When last did you feel cool after allowing your mind the privilege of roaming the world, feeling like Bill Gates or even, Usain Bolt? You see, imaginations are powerful, they encircle the world. They give you the bragging right that the world belongs to all of us because you get to fly First Class in your mind, and no one bogs you about boarding pass. Is it not amazing how we are so limitless in our minds?

Well, so what should we do? Should we stop dreaming? Should we stop imagining? By no way! But we should do more with the present moment. We cannot be absent in the classes of today and expect to pass in the examinations of tomorrow. Everyday offers us 86,400 golden seconds, to mine. Each second expects, anticipates, and beckons. This yearning of the Seconds’ hands of the clock compels us to take action, to take initiative, to dance on our today’s stage. But many people are too concerned about tomorrow that they forget there’s a today to fight for.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Omotola Ekehinde, Sam Ikoku, Tonye Cole, Prof Pat Utomi, John Momoh Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, Mohammed Buhari, To Speak at the Emerging Leaders Conference 2015 in Abuja

Nigeria is undoubtably one nation whose strength is in her youth and all over the world, the impact of the Nigerian youth is felt and being harnessed for development of Nations. It is with this awareness that the Emerging leaders Conference was designed especially to provide more capacity for Nigeria’s emerging youth influencers and help them multiply their influence in other youth for a more empowered  economy. Over 5, 000 youths has been part of this grooming and network of change makers.

The Emerging leaders Conference 2015 holding on Nov. 6-7 is an expanded brand being that 3000 young people are being hosted, coming from all sectors of the economy with an aim to improve their economic output afterwards.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Signs MoU with GOTNI for Leadership Development Partnership

L-R President Guardian of the Nation International (GOTNI), MR. Linus Okorie, Director-General NYSC, Brig. Gen. J. B. Olawumi, Legal Adviser (NYSC), Barr. Anthony Ani and the  Acting Director, Community Development Service and Special Project NYSC, Mrs. Victoria Okakwu, during the official signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), between Guardian of the Guardian of the Nation International and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja yesterday
As Nigeria gradually promises hope for her citizens by shunning corrupt practices and celebrating merit, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has moved further to make Leadership training a core part of the mandatory exercise for all graduate-participants.
L-R President Guardian of the Nation International (GOTNI), MR. Linus Okorie, Legal Adviser (NYSC), Barr. Anthony Ani ,Director-General NYSC, Brig. Gen. Johnson. Olawumi, and the  Acting Director, Community Development Service and Special Project NYSC, Mrs. Victoria Okakwu, during the exchange of the  official document  (MoU), between Guardian of the Guardian of the Nation International and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja yesterday 

The NYSC boss, Brig. Gen J.B Olawumi, honoured his commitment to see corps members become even better custodians of nationhood and enterprise through a value reorientation and so signed an MoU with Nigeria's foremost leadership and attitudinal development organisation, Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) on Oct. 16 to train corps members in the 36 states of the federation and the those serving in the FCT.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Omotola Ekehinde, Ifie Sekibo, Tim Howard and others To Speak at the Emerging Leaders Conference 2015 in November

After the new date was announced for this year's Emerging leaders Conference, interests have been high and preparations on top gear.

The new date remains November 6-7, 2015 at International Conference Centre, Abuja. It is a never-miss. Fee is N10, 000 flat but only the first 1, 000 registered participants will be invited to attend the Day 2 of the conference.

Speakers expected are Ifie Sekibo MD, Heritage bank, Tonye Cole Chairman Sahara oil, Prof. Tim Howard, Prof Pat Utomi, Dr Bukola Bello Ojai, Mrs Eugenia Abu, Mrs Omotola Ekehinde, Innocent Chukwuma of Ford Foundation, Sam Ikoku, Lanre Da Silva, Mohammed Buhari, amongst others.

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Women in Leadership, Governance and Politics Must be Mentored Effectively: The YWLP Template

A total of One hundred and eighty-six (186) women participated in the 3-part sessions of the 2015 edition of the Young Women Leadership Program (YWLP) by Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI), and funded by OXFAM in Nigeria. This program was an intensive mentorship training that brought choice facilitators who mentored women from all walks of life on practical subjects bordering on leadership, governance and political roles.

Facilitators included Mrs. Ijeoma Nwafor, Linus Okorie, Thelma Obaze of NTA, Adora Onyechere AIT, Godswill Ayemoba, Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, Dr. Ejike Orji, Barr. Ikechukwu Uzoma, Mr. Kelechi Agwuom, Mrs. Chikodi Alameyeseigha, Jenny Chisom Opara, Mrs. Nkiru Linus-Okorie, Imo State former Majority Leader, Comrade Iyke Ogbonna, Mrs. Munachi Onuzo, Pastor Alphonsus Eberendu, amongst others.
Keynote speakers for the program launch include Senator Grace Bent, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor, Chioma Ukwuagu (OXFAM), Uche Nwosu (Imo State), amongst other eminent Nigerians.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Leadership Development for Young Nigerian Women: Oxfam in Nigeria and GOTNI Takes the Lead

Nigeria as one of the largest economies in Africa has been through rigorous stages to enhance livelihood and improve her people’s economy. Leadership has been obviously Africa’s biggest challenge due to negative ideologies such as godfatherism, sit-tight leadership and mediocre leadership largely due to the dearth of leadership grooming. Nigeria remains the hope of Africa and at the wake of women empowerment and investment in women, Oxfam in Nigeria has been at the forefront of bridging the leadership gap among women.

Recently, Oxfam has identified with the socio-political need for Nigerian especially in her women, and partnered with Nigeria’s premiere leadership grooming organisation, Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) for this onerous task since 2014.